Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

November 29, 2012

Rant & Rave for Friday, Nov. 30, 2012

--- — To the one who said that tithes was not demanded in the earlier church. Why don’t you do more research. Tithes was given before God commanded that we are to be obedient in paying a tenth — tithe. Tithes and offerings are put to use in paying the pastor, paying utility bills, Sunday School supplies, pay for a group to come to sing, fall festivals, and other activities in the church. Not all pastors and churches misuse the funds.

Thanks to the Humane Society of Valdosta/Lowndes County. This group of dedicated individuals are working hard to ensure a quality life for animals in our area. The adoption events hosted by this group and the low cost spay/neuter program is greatly appreciated. Your diligence does not go unnoticed.

The biggest group of takers in America compose of big oil and farmers. Why are they subsidies? Especially big oil with their larger profits. These are your takers. But as long as you complain about your neighbor getting a little help you overlook what’s really going on.

Obama is a great president. I am a graduate student who works, pays taxes, and lives on $330 per month. Obama got me health insurance when I couldn’t afford it, and I don’t believe the         wealthiest country in   the world should let its own citizens die from lack of health care, easy as that.

To the ranter thinking that pastors keep 90 percent of money given to the church. Wrong. Most churches have a salary for their pastor and money is spent on electricity, water, etc. Money is given to charities, widows, ministry and various sources for the needy. That does not mean that some churches do not use God’s money correctly or wisely. But feel free to give to the needy directly then you know where your money is going.

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    Thank you, Mayor Gayle, for hitting the nail on the head about lack of funding to repair the Wastewater Treatment Plant. When citizens vote against raising revenue, then the only alternative is to increase water/sewer rates. Mayor Gayle, we appreciate that you care for our city’s elderly and those on fixed incomes who can’t afford a doubling or tripling of their water/sewer bills. SPLOST is funded by out-of-town sales tax, and protects the most financially vulnerable of our citizens.

    April 24, 2014

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    We don’t need Muslims flying airplanes around South Georgia. That is asking for trouble.

    April 23, 2014

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    April 22, 2014

  • Rant & Rave for Monday, April 21, 2014

    I was appalled to see where the mayor blamed the current administration for not providing grants to fix the sewage problem because “we voted wrong.” These problems didn’t begin in 2009, they have existed all along every time the water flow exceeded the ability of the plant to contain flooding issues. My question would be how many grants were awarded for the necessary repairs when “we voted right”? Why hasn’t the problem been solved already?

    April 20, 2014

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    If zoning is there to protect the businesses and residents who are already there, why is the Lake Park elected officials wanting to approve a change that does not benefit the people who are already there? Shame on Lake Park mayor and council.

    April 17, 2014

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    Valdosta Daily Times, you have done a remarkable job in keeping our community posted about the waste treatment situation. Please look into our gasoline crisis situation. I just returned from Florida where I bought gasoline 20 cents per gallon cheaper than what is being charged in Valdosta. Something is wrong with this picture.

    April 16, 2014

  • Rant & Rave for Tuesday, April 15, 2014

    I want to thank Brittney who has been my family’s favorite waitress at Cheddar’s since they opened their doors. Saturday night was no exception. She never lost her composure while I witnessed some crude treatment from the customers seated near us. Keep your head up.

    April 14, 2014

  • Rant & Rave for Monday, April 14, 2014

    VDT, please refrain from posting gun control comments. My son and I were at breakfast and he mentioned the low price of assault rifles at a gun show. I said that I was opposed to these. Two fellows overheard this and on their way out, the larger one said that I sounded like some the "communists" writing against America in the newspaper. He said that if were up to him I would be “lined up.” He got into a dilapidated Dodge pickup with anti-Obama, pro NRA, and a Baptist Church bumper sticker.

    April 13, 2014

  • Rant & Rave for Friday, April 11, 2014

    It wasn’t  Remerton where  the rats were escaping to Azalea Drive, it was  from the raw sewage. At least  they are smarter than people.

    April 11, 2014

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    Thomas Jefferson said that we don't keep and bear fire arms for any other reason than to protect ourselves from tyrannical government action. That is why the liberals are trying to suppress Christians’ freedom of speech and why the government is trying to label gun ownership as a bad idea.

    April 10, 2014

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